For months I have had the Region 1 DVD of The Mist sitting in my amazon.com basket. I read and hugely enjoyed the Stephen King novella from which it's adapted when it was published in his Skeleton Crew collection, and I had been looking forward to Frank Darabont's long-mooted movie version for many years.
The film came out in the US late last year and has been out on DVD for a few months. Normally, I would have snapped it up straight away but I really wanted to see it on the big screen. When circumstances made me miss every single press screening, I figured I'd see it opening weekend in the UK but thanks to rather peculiar release strategy of The Mist's UK distributors I found every single local cinema (and a number further afield) playing it late night on Friday and Saturday and... that's it. I mean, WTF is that all about? Does Darabont know his film is getting such treatment?
Looks like I'm going to be buying that DVD after all.